Archive for April 2010
I have two recordings of Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar singing this chowtal composition in Raga Jaijaiwanti Kanada – This one shows the melodic lines of the composition without tala or pakhawaj accompaniment and is from 1990 in Bhopal. The Raga being a blend of two Ragas has a complicated structure. A version of this composition can also be found in the book Marifunnagamat, attributed by the author and compiler Muhammad Nawab Ali Khan to the Dhrupad singer Abban Khan of Saharanpur – a relative and disciple of Baba Behram Khan.
The second performace from a concert in Delhi in the 1980’s
Recording from the personal archives of Ashish Sankrityayan